Want to hide text from electronic searching and matching? Or just explore some of Unicode’s encoding issues? Here’s a useful tool.
Unicode is wonderful, a foundation for culture, but flawed. With characters that are visually indistinguishable having different encodings, it is rotting our filenames, URLs, and strings.
You may think that you type URLs into your browser. In fact they’re IRIs, and the internet still can’t cope with Unicode. Why not?
You paste a link containing Unicode characters such as accents, and it doesn’t work as you expect. Here’s how to fix it.